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With so many options to celebrate this month including Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, National Poetry month, and National Library Week, we are focusing on Earth Day here at the Somerset Public Library. The New York Times ran an ad in early 1970 introducing the concept to the masses, asking for support of the growing movement.
STOCKHOLM — Ten years ago, it was a tiny storefront in the tiniest village in Wisconsin. A decade later, the Stockholm Pie Company has quadrupled in size, garnered national recognition, and launched a brand new general store. The Stockholm Pie Company will celebrate its 10th anniversary and the official grand opening of the new, adjacent "General Store at Stockholm Pie" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5. The free festivities will include live accordion music, treats and drawings for gifts. Guests can experience an array of pies with a "Pie Flight" tasting.
ST. CROIX FALLS — The National Park Service and the St. Croix River Association are celebrating 50 years of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. U.S. Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Wisconsin Sen. Patty Schachtner, community leaders and young river stewards were among those gathered at the St. Croix River Visitor Center for a special event to highlight plans to celebrate the anniversary.
United Way St. Croix Valley will present "A Strong Workforce Today and Tomorrow: Healthy Children, Thriving Communities" from 7:30-10 a.m. Thursday, April 19, at WITC-New Richmond. Discover how building a successful workforce in the St. Croix Valley begins with investment in early childhood and family-friendly workplaces. Keynote speaker Rob Grunewald, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will discuss the economic benefits to our community of investing in quality early childhood programs and how businesses especially benefit from this investment.
DRESSER — At a campaign kick-off event April 5, Gae Magnafici, the Republican candidate for the state 28th Assembly District, kicked off her campaign to a standing-room-only crowd. Guests joining Magnafici at her event included current Rep. Adam Jarchow and former Rep. Erik Severson who have both publicly endorsed her candidacy.
NEW RICHMOND — United Way St. Croix Valley will present “A Strong Workforce Today and Tomorrow: Healthy Children, Thriving Communities” 7:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19 at WITC-New Richmond.
In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross asks blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring.
The ninth annual Bowls for Hope public event held at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is set for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center. Each March, UWRF works with the community to raise funds through the event where proceeds raised help a worthy organization make a difference in the St. Croix Valley. This year, Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley is the benefiting organization.
With Daylight Savings Time just a few weeks away, I thought it would be timely to share all the work the Somerset Public Library Board of Trustees has been tackling behind the scenes in anticipation of an expanded facility.
The St. Croix County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that they will be granting $250 higher education scholarships to graduating seniors in 2018. The scholarships will be awarded to students who are enrolled in an accredited college, university or technical college. All majors will be considered for this scholarship. The applicant or his/her parents must be a current St. Croix County Farm Bureau member. Completed applications must be postmarked by March 25, 2018.